Thursday, March 22, 2018

Intermediate Hike

The Intermediate hike will be a road hike to Westner Lake. We will commence from the parking spot just before the private gate area ( located on  the left hand side on the end of the road past the golf course ) and hike past the treatment centre to the lake and return. Proper footwear with good treads and snow cleats are recommended as there are some icy patches. I have notifies Denison Enviromental to gain permission to access this site and have received confirmation. Thank you Gayle Robinson

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

***** This year's Trivia Night *****

This years Trivia Night will be held at the curling Club on April 13th at 6:30 PM. 
We have asked for two teams of 6 to 8 people each. 
If interested please call Jim Maclean at 705 848 6035. Entry is $20.00 per person. 
1st prize is $500.00
2nd prize is $300.00
3rd prize is $200.00.

Jim Maclean

*** Thanks for Coming to our General Meeting March 20, 2018 ***

Thanks to everyone that came out to the general meeting yesterday!!!  Lots of great outdoor clothing & gear available for our pre-meeting gear swap.   And we had plenty of time for socializing while enjoying pizza.  Thanks to Jim M we even managed to fit in a GPS orientation for a small group of members. Our guest speaker Ed Pearce, Councillor-City of Elliot Lake told us some very interesting news concerning proposed plans for Mississagi Park.  Thanks to George H. we discussed the club's affiliation with VTA and we heard about  insurance costs if we deal directly with Hike Ontario.  We also had a motion during the meeting on whether we should keep our club name “Coureurs de Bois Outdoors Club” and after some discussion the vote by the members was “YES” keep it the same!!!    Meeting minutes will be posted when ready.

Monday, March 19, 2018

***** Denison Environmental Orientation *****

Our annual orientation with Denison Environmental is scheduled for Wednesday, March 28, at 1:30 pm at the Denison Environmental office at 1 Horne Walk.  The session will last about half an hour, depending on questions and discussion.  It is recommended that all members who might visit the mine sites, attend the orientation, especially those that are hike leaders.  The past orientations completed in 2017 are now expired and Denison Environmental has advised that we should complete the orientations before our next site visit.  If you are unable to attend on the 28th, but wish to do so at a later date, we can book a second session in April. Please call or text Laura at 827-1065 only if you cannot attend on Mar 28 and wish to attend an alternate session.  

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Please bring your completed sign up sheets to the General meeting next week or the Hike Leaders' meeting on the 27th.  If you cannot attend and want to hand in your sheet(s), please call or text Astrid at 849-3879 to arrange pickup/drop off.  Thanks!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Rooster Rock 2018-03-08

Five intrepid hikers made their way down to Rooster Rock, led by Grant and Sirje.  After a false start we found a new way to get down and were rewarded with spectacular views of “The Rock”.  Perfect weather and a hike that offers views only in the winter.  A great day!

Photos and text by Jackie

Sunday, March 11, 2018

**** It's Come to Meeting Time plus Pizza Social & Gear Swap! *****

This is a reminder about the upcoming General Meeting Tuesday, March 20, 2018.   All members are invited to attend.  

Meeting time is 7're invited for a pizza social and a gear swap before the meeting!  Now you're asking yourself, what's this going to cost me...and the answer is...NOTHING, NADA, RIEN.  How's that for an end of Winter treat??  

Now for the gear swap, here’s how it goes…
a)    If you have outdoor gear to sell/swap/giveaway, please come to the meeting trailer at 5:45pm or contact Laura at 705-827-1065 to arrange for pickup.         Outdoor gear can be anything.  This is a great time to de-clutter and make some cash.   For example:   hiking clothing, jackets, boots, packs,           snowshoes, and camping gear.    If you have large gear ( eg roof racks, canoe, kayak, trailer, bikes, etc) you can  bring a photo of it.  Please label your outdoor gear with your name and asking price.   
b)    If you are interested to buy outdoor gear, please  arrive at 6pm for best selection and don’t forget to bring cash or cheques.

The meeting location is the Snowbirds Snowmobile Club clubhouse, located at #700 Highway 108.  After you've turned off the highway, keep to the right.  You'll pass the Rod and Gun club on the right.  The clubhouse is straight ahead.  It's the building with the wheelchair ramp.  

We want to make sure we have enough food for everyone, so if you plan to come for pizza at 6 pm, please text or call Laura at 705-827-1065 or call Art at 705-461-9151.   

If you're only attending the meeting, no need to call.  
Looking forward to seeing you there!


Friday, March 09, 2018

Algoma Paddlers New Blog!

Check out Algoma Paddlers' new blog for club updates and event calendar

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

More Winterfest

What a beautiful day for the Winterfest.  We had about 49 come out and snowshoe.Then they had a hotdog and a hot chocolate.So nice to see people out and about.😀.  PHOTOS courtesy Tana

Cinder Lake Road 2018-02-27

Was a beautiful day for a hike,we had 19 come out.Its always nice to get out in the fresh air.  PHOTOS courtesy Tana  (with apologies for the delay getting it posted!)